Being from Canada and having never been to Marrakech we were a bit apprehensive about getting by in the city. Once we made it to Riad Anjar this was no longer a concern. First the Riad is truly beautiful. Our room was large and five star hotel clean. The accents and attention to detail paid to the decoration in every room, dining area and terrace parallels to the fine attention to detail that Zahra and Nour Eddine paid to us to ensure we had a great trip. The first night we were welcomed with a home cooked meal (made by a lovely Marrakechi woman). After eating at many places in Marrakech and Casablanca we realized that none of those meals were as good as the one prepared by the Riad (not sure why one of the reviewers said they had canned soup, I saw the woman preparing the food when I arrived). After our meal Zahra (the owner) and Nour Eddine sat down and helped us plan an itinerary. They made sure we saw the most important parts of the city and planned our excursions including our entire desert tour. We only had to pack our bags and show up (Nour Eddine even walked us to the meeting point).
Nour Eddine is the on site manager and was absolutely fantastic. Having little experience in this part of the world his attentiveness and willingness to always help makes an already amazing Riad a truly unique one. He helped us navigate through the city, made sure our excursions ran smoothly and was always there for us to ask questions (which we had many). He truly cares that you have a wonderful experience in not just the Riad but Marrakech itself.
The location of the Riad is excellent as it is very close to the main square and the exciting souks.
My only recommendation is to make sure the credit card machine is working alright (I'm sure Zahra is fixing it as I'm writing this). We ended up paying cash in the end but paypal is also convenient and works fine.
Overall this was an amazing experience. It is important to note that Zahra worked at Aguerzame which is a very highly rated Riad in Marrakech (her husband is the owner). She brings that same high level of service and commitment to your experience. Riad Anjar is truly flying under the radar right now and is a hidden gem in Marrakech.
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